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Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 08-24-2019 08:46 AM 1078 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second attempt at box-making. Everything went right with this build, zero mistakes, and so I have a special fondness for this one. All dimensions are based on 16degrees. Dimensions, roughly, 30cm L, 20cm W, 25cm H. The front and back panels are morticed into the sides. Finish is 2 x my 50/50 mix raw linseed oil and mineral spirits, then 4 to 5 coats shellac.

I will likely add a pull-out to set atop the cross-dividers, some day…

Pull-out completed, unfinished projects irk me considerable.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 08-24-2019 10:49 AM

Interesting look, kinda Egyptian Pharaoh last journey thing. Gotta ask, why 16*?

Great that you made a no mistake box, don’t that let you start thinking they aren’t still out there lurking to grab onto you, and your work. Sneaky things that they are…...

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 08-24-2019 11:02 AM

Egyptian never occured to me – I did however see a Monk sitting cross legged wondering just what was in the fabulas box in front of him.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#3 posted 08-24-2019 01:29 PM

Re: why 16º
I got it into my head that it would be cool to build stuff according to the golden ratio of 1.6…....
1.6º, though, is not much of an angle, so 10×1.6 = 16º
The length, width, and height of this box are multiples and/or fractions of this number.

The next box I will post is also built according to this ratio.

Re: making mistakes- I am really good at that!

Thanks for the compliments to you both.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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Ivan

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#4 posted 08-25-2019 06:46 AM

I like that unique box shape , especialy diferent types of wood elements.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 08-25-2019 06:42 PM

Very nice box Brian. Great shape and contrasting colors

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#6 posted 08-25-2019 08:46 PM

Thank you Ivan, And thanks to you Jim.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#7 posted 08-26-2019 01:31 AM

Great little box! Love the angles.

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#8 posted 09-05-2019 05:42 PM

Your ideas are amazing!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#9 posted 09-05-2019 06:33 PM

Thanks Bri…

Thanks Uncle S, I see youve made some purdy boxes as well.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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